18 June 2010

Welcome Archer

The oh, so talented Rebecca Byers had a beautiful little boy (Archer, hence the A's) last month and since I already had her address from a birthday card swap we're both in I decided I should send her a card congratulating her on her new little bundle of joy.
I used a few challenges from my inspiration page to make this card. Including an old Just Add Ink Colour Challenge and an Annabelle Stamps Sketch challenge.
Stamps: Wild about You, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Calendar Alphabet
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana & Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Barely Banana and Whisper White
Punches: Designer Label Punch

Bigshot: Timeless Type Jnr Sizzlits Dies 

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16 June 2010

Razzleberry Medallion Birthday

I had a go at vintagey stamping a few weeks ago for my mum's birthday. I decided to sponge the colour on the medallion stamp rather than inking it up with markers or inkpads, I think it gives a nice soft edge to the colour transitions.
I used En Francais for the background, but what I did before stamping was rub some scrap paper over some of the stamp to remove the ink. Then I stamped half the card and without reinking stamped the other half, that way it seems to fade as it goes across the page. Then I added some sponging since a vintage card isn't complete without sponging...
The butterfly is stamped twice in elegant eggplant, once on the card and once on elegant eggplant which I cut out added some dazzling diamonds and crystal effects to make the butterfly nice and blingy. The sentiment is silver embossed using Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Stamps: Medallion, En Francais, All a Flutter
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories:Silver EDP, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Brads, Spong Daubers.

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14 June 2010

Happy Birthday Carmy!

 I made this card for my sister-in-law Carmen's birthday. We also work together so I left this on her desk for her to find on the morning of her birthday.
The 3 little hodge-podge collection of buttons is inspired by this card
I've been loving the trend of decorating the insides of the cards as well, and it doesn't normally suit my style but I thought it would look great on this card so I had a go. Not up to the standard of some of the cards that you see but I didn't want to risk going overboard.

Stamps: A Rose is a Rose, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Bella Rose DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Button Bouquet, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon

Punches: Eyelet Border, Scallop Border 

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12 June 2010

Happy Birthday Will

One of Charlotte's little friends, Will turned 6 earlier this month, this is the card I made for him. I didn't realise until I was editing the photo (and after the card had been given) that I forgot to colour the hippo's nails. Oh, well I suppose it's not really appropriate that a boy hippos has nail polish...
There is something funky with the perspective on this card, everything looks crooked, but if you follow the line of the spots the cardstock is straight.
Stamps: Pun Fun
Ink: Stazon, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Goodmorning Sunshine DSP, Water Colour Paper
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Hemp Twine

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10 June 2010

My Convention Swap

This is the card I made as my Convention swap. Apologies for the angle of the card, you only make cardfronts as swaps to save cardstock. I only got to make 12 of these (including the one I kept for my own reference) since I may have left things til the last minute...
ETA: I screwed up again so 3 posts today for you :)
Stamps: Cheep Talk, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Rose Red
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss Patterns DSP, Kiwi Kiss Whisper White, Rose Red
Accessories:Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain, Rich Regals Brads

Punches: 1 1/4", 1 3/8", Scallop Circles, Word Window
Bigshot: Perfect Polkadots Impressions Folder 

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Picture frame whiteboard

We had my monthly get together the other weekend and we made these cute whiteboards. Everyone had a different paper set so they all took home something unique. We used the Timeless Type Jnr Sizzlits alphabet (loving them sick!)
ETA: Whoops, meant to schedule this one, means you got 2 for 1 today :)
Cardstock: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Summer Sun
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain

Punch: Scallop Border
Bigshot: Timeless Type Jnr Sizzlits 

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CASEing Marcia

I saw this card by the lovely Marcia (which she CASEd from this card), and new that it would be a great design for a guys card since it is so geometric and simple and they seem to be 2 keys to making masculine cards.
I decided that I would flip the orientation of the card (but in truth after I decided finished I liked Marcia's way better... But oh, well you get that...)
I've used the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp for the greeting - love that set! It has a stamp for any occasion I can possibly imagine (well maybe not a stamp for if your spouse runs off with a neighbour haha but every other occasion lol).
I know I've been a slack blogger lately but I have been crafting, so I'm queuing up some posts today that will keep me covered for the next few weeks.
Oh, and a little housekeeping. I haven't mentioned it here since I've emailed a copy to all my customers but SU! have deals of the week running for the month of June, this week the deal is huge discounts off 5 selected DSP packs. If you want to get the inside scoop make sure you're on my email list. Also, if you haven't joined already (why not?!? huh?) go join my facebook page.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Cardstock: Urban Garden DSP, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Twine, Button Bouquet

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03 June 2010


I've started my own page on Facebook, if you feel like showing me some love go and click "like". In exchange I'll be able to keep you up to date with all the latest SU! info and classes or workshops that I am holding.
The badge is below but I'll also be adding it to one of the sidebars (which one I don't know yet, you'll have to come back and see lol)

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